The Resource The distance home, Orly Konig

The distance home, Orly Konig

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The distance home
Title
The distance home
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Orly Konig
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eng
Summary
Sixteen years ago, a tragic accident cost Emma Metz her two best friends--one human and one equine. Now, following her father's death, Emma has reluctantly returned to the Maryland hometown she'd left under a cloud of guilt. Sorting through her father's affairs, Emma uncovers a history of lies tying her broken family to the one place she thought she could never return--her girlhood sanctuary, Jumping Frog Farm. Emma finds herself drawn back to the stable after all these years. It's easy to win forgiveness from a horse, but less so from her former friend Jillian, their once strong bond destroyed by secrets and betrayals. But despite Jillian's cold reception, for the first time in years, Emma feels at home. To exorcise the past, Emma will have to release her guilt, embrace an uncertain future, and trust again in the healing power of horses
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Emma knew it wouldn’t be easy to come back to Maryland after her father’s sudden death, but she didn’t expect it to be this difficult. Sorting through her father’s things and signing all the paperwork was manageable, but just being back in Emmitsville brings back memories that Emma has spent 16 years trying to forget. After her mother’s suicide, Emma found solace at Jumping Frog Farm, learning to ride and losing herself in the barn chores. Emma even made a friend at the stable, Jillian. Emma hasn’t seen Jillian in 16 years, ever since the gossip around a terrible car accident flew around Emmitsville. Now that Emma’s back to manage her father’s estate, she has to decide which memories of her past she’s willing to confront and how they’ll affect her future. Author Konig’s debut novel explores the turbulent years of teenage friendship, the emotional scars of parental neglect, and the unbreakable bond between man and beast. This will appeal to readers looking for a powerfully heartwarming and introspective story. -- Turza, Stephanie (Reviewed 3/1/2017) (Booklist, vol 113, number 13, p49)
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10556755
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YDX
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Konig, Orly
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
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fiction
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True
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  • Best friends
  • Family secrets
  • Horsemanship
  • Traffic accidents
  • Women
  • Best friends
  • Family secrets
  • Horsemanship
  • Traffic accidents
  • Women
  • Maryland
Label
The distance home, Orly Konig
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Copyright
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"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1794864
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780765390417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780765390417
  • (OCoLC)957636397
Label
The distance home, Orly Konig
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1794864
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780765390417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780765390417
  • (OCoLC)957636397

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